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by Jodi Summers Woo Hoo! Santa Monica’s recently developed Ocean Avenue South has been honored as a 2016 ULI Global Award for Excellence winner. The residential mixed-use, mixed-income development was one of 11 real estate development projects from around the globe. The ULI 2016 Global Awards for Excellence is one of the land use industry’s […]

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by Jodi Summers We thought it was the luxury condos being built in the neighborhood driving up the condo prices in downtown Santa Monica, but according to Redfin it’s because the units are greener than almost every other place in the country. Indeed, in 2015, Downtown Santa Monica was 3rd on the list of the […]

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by Jodi Summers Up until recently, the Pico neighborhood was considered the bastard stepchild of Santa Monica communities. Back in the early days of the City, the neighborhood was Santa Monica’s ghetto – Hispanics, Black, Jews, ethnic groups of all types were told to settle here. The Pico neighborhood had been one of the largest […]

by Jodi Summers Technology is fun…This family took a hint from the Chevy Chase movie, Christmas Vacation – recreating the Griswold Family Christmas house for the technologically tricked-out, highly efficient holiday home in 2014… HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ** http://www.ecobuildingpulse.com/lighting-design/how-to-highly-efficient-holiday-decorating_o.aspx?utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=jump&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBP_121614&day=2014-12-16&he=3a47178575845f1bdf5154b0d84a59c07c9bf8a7 http://www.socalgreenrealestateblog.com/?p=3661 http://lovesiliconbeach.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/lights-to-sleigh-you/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCq9xgL3f3c&list=UU0dnf9FV18XPhcV-BQNXckw#t=19 http://www.santamonicapropertyblog.com/?p=5877

edited by Jodi Summers U.S. Political Royalty Hillary Rodham Clinton was the keynote speaker at Greenbuild 2013. Held at Temple University in Philadelphia Clinton was interviewed by U.S. Green Building Council president and CEO Rick Fedrizzi, She knows A practitioner of minimizing the carbon footprint, Secretary of State Clinton told the audience that being 15% […]

By Jodi Summers Woohoo! The U.S. has more green LEED certified building space than anyone else in the world. Curiously, although we have the most, and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system was conceived in the United States, LEED space is measured in meters…so for record, 1 square meter […]